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I love reading History. I find it more fascinating than most fiction. Although a registered Independent voter, my political and social views lean to a conservative outlook. Both major political parties are, in my opinion, totally bankrupt in ideals and intent. Both pull too far in their respective direction, and all have sold themselves to the highest bidders. A New England Yankee, I have great admiration for the founders of our nation. The early ones, Washington, Adams Jefferson and others put their lives on the line. Add Madison, Franklin and more. We are most fortunate that our Revolution/Rebellion was organized and led by educated, enlightened men (not to forget Abigail and some other uncelebrated women) who thought far into the future, and it took other men like Jackson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and FDR to maintain the hopes & dreams of millions. France's Revolution started well, but was taken over by lesser men, and fell into the Reign of Terror, and the Guillotine. Russia suffered Lenin & Trotsky. We were luckier! I cannot get through the day without reading the Comics. Regular comics first, then the Political 'toons. Unemployed for 35 months, I finally landed a good position with a good company! However, now I have less time to comment, (a relief to some) and less time to read other comments. Just typing out my gripes & diatribes gives me a feeling of being a little less helpless, and I feel better having said it. Sometimes I goof. I do like reading other comments: occasionally I learn something.

Recent Comments

  1. about 18 hours ago on Arlo and Janis

    Great wildlife flick! I always wonder and admire how those photographers get these close-ups! Thanks for putting this up!

  2. about 18 hours ago on Arlo and Janis

    Pounce on Arlo!

  3. 1 day ago on Peanuts

    I think Pippa Scott, in Norman Lear’s movie “Cold Turkey” holds the record for longest wail!!

  4. 1 day ago on Arlo and Janis

    Luddie and Hobbes I like. The rest of felinedom,……eh.

  5. 4 days ago on Rob Rogers

    The French have been screwed up ever since their Revolution. Bloody Terror. Republic. Napoleon & Empire. Return of the Bourbons to the throne. Another overthrow, another Republic, another Empire under Napoleon III, Butts kicked by the Prussians. Then the Third Republic which lasted a long time, until brought down by intriguers, political malcontents, big money and aged, enfeebled army officers.

  6. 4 days ago on Rob Rogers

    They tossed their constitution aside BEFORE they surrendered to the Germans. The “200 Families” (our 1% or Wealthy Elite) had been undermining the Third Republic throughout the 1930’s, and France still had quite a few who wanted the Bourbon’s to return to the throne, as KING!, among them many senior army generals. The great financial houses also wanted a change: they hated the Republic! (too many regulations!) The Germans did not force this upon them, but of course, Vichy France did become a vassal state. If anyone thinks I am making this up, get the book “The Collapse of the Third Republic” by William L. Shirer, who also wrote the giant tome “The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich”.

  7. 4 days ago on Jeff Stahler

    As of the first of this month, my employer, in an attempt to keep both shifts from even meeting eachother, (COVID control) is trying out a series of 12-hour shifts! I work two such straight shifts, then two days off, then two more days work and THREE days off! Although we have all adapted (and it’s not bad!) I have gotten like Jeff’s woman above!

  8. 4 days ago on Rob Rogers

    “It is not without sadness that we shall bid adieu to the Constitution of 1875. It made France a free country. It died less from its imperfections than from the fault of men who were charged with guarding it and making it work.”….. from the last speech of French Senator Boivin-Champeaux in 1940, as the French national legislature threw out their Constitution and set up a totalitarian regime under German collaborator Marshal Petain and intriguer Pierre Laval.

  9. 4 days ago on Rob Rogers

    Oh, by the way; when did the English write a new Magna Carta?

  10. 4 days ago on Rob Rogers

    Sorry, guys; I don’t trust anyone or group of today’s pols or businessmen to compose a new constitution for ALL OF US! The Amendment system, given to us at the beginning, is more than adequate to the task.